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  • Place of origin:

    Brixton (made)

  • Date:

    2007-2008 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giles, Helen (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven copper wire and polyester

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Worshipful Company of Weavers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fabric. Woven copper wire and polyester

Place of Origin

Brixton (made)


2007-2008 (made)


Giles, Helen (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

woven copper wire and polyester


Weight: 1.0 kg weight of tapestry on roller

Object history note

The Worshipful Company of Weavers commisions a modern wall hanging/piece of textile art for its offices in the City of London bi-annually and invites current and recent students of the School of Textiles at the Royal College of Art to submit their ideas and portfolios with a view to one of them being selected to undertake the submission. The designs are considered by representatives of the Company, the RCA and the V&A. Although initially the commissioned piece hangs in the Company's offices, or is lent on exhibition, it is then given on long-term loan to the V&A, eventually to form a collection with other previous and subsequent commissions to build a representative collection of the work of newly graduated students.

On long term loan to the V&A 2008 - 2015 [2001/256]; given to the Museum in 2015 [2015/416].

Historical significance: The charter for the Worshipful Company of Weavers was granted by Henry II in 1155 making it the earliest Livery Company in the City of London. It was the first textile guild. Since then the Mercers, Drapers, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers and Clothworkers have been set up.

Descriptive line

Woven copper wire and polyester length, Helen Giles, 2007/2008




Textiles; Wall coverings

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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